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This is bad. I can still write (for now), but do not have the desire or the attention span to read.

Maybe my brain has been fried by my AP/mood stabilizers/illness.

Maybe I'm depressed. I'm sure as hell not manic. This better not be permanent.

Any insight?

This sucks,

sg

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I've been going through rounds of non-readingness for a while. First, blame the Strattera. (Gone.) Second, blame the thyroid. (Awaiting confirmation.) Third, um, dudes, I *am* somewhat depressed and stressed out of my mind. Stop telling me I can read and there's nothing wrong when I can't and perhaps there is.

It helps for me to be with someone who cares about what I am or am not doing. That's my usual solution to difficulty sustaining attention on academic tasks. It is less effective with reading, but can sometimes nudge me in the right direction for half an hour or so. Reading in novel yet nondistracting environments can also help.

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Depekote did that to me at first.

I had to keep going back and re-reading pages, because I couldn't remember what they said.

That was hard for me, because I'm a voracious reader.

Eventually that went away, and now it doesn't affect me that way at all.

IN

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Topamax did that to me. I was on it for about six months and couldn't so much as get through a magazine, much less my beloved books. Never went away til I stopped the med. (although I'm fixin to go back on it) The mood stabilizer could definitely have something to do with that. But, yes it could also be depression. It does indeed suck. No suggestions, just sympathy.

Croix

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